Arkansas History Summer Institute 2002

June 16 - June 28, 2002

University of Central Arkansas, Conway

A 12-day workshop for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers of Arkansas History
(Three graduate credit hours available.)

Hosted by the University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Historical Association


Institute faculty will include leading Arkansas history scholars from colleges and universities throughout the state, as well as prize-winning elementary and secondary school teachers who have made significant contributions in shaping the Institute and will play crucial roles in the Institute itself.

The 12-day Arkansas History Institute will provide training for social studies teachers in Arkansas history. It will be a workshop format whereby the teachers will attend lectures, develop lesson plans, and engage in various exercises designed to provide appropriate methods for teaching Arkansas history in the classroom.


Lectures, lesson plans, and methods will be provided by professors and master teachers. Guest speakers will address the institute on topics ranging from historic preservation to the use of museums as a teaching aid.
Schedule and Curriculum
Seminars will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. From 10:15 through noon, participants will attend lesson plan workshops. Lunch discussions are planned from noon to 1:00 p.m. On most days, lectures are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner. Night sessions are offered, and include dinner or after-dinner lectures, musical presentations, and film presentations

Field Trips

The weekend is slated for field trips.


Finally, all teacher participants in the Institute will hold Arkansas history workshops through the educational cooperatives in their respective regions, thus assuring wider dissemination of the Institute content.

When you arrive
Check-in begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Participants will be welcomed by project directors Drs. Jeannie Whayne and Sondra Gordy. A walking tour of the U of Central Arkansas campus is scheduled for 5 p.m., followed by a casual dinner.


Tuition, meals and dormitory lodging are FREE to participants.

Class size

Forty teachers will be selected to attend.

Application Deadline

MAY 1, 2002
Registration Form

For more information, please contact the Association. To apply, please fill out the enclosed application form and return by mail, e-mail, or fax to:
Business Manager Office Phone: 479/575-5884
Business Manager Fax: 479/575-2775
Arkansas Historical Association
University of Arkansas, Main 416
Fayetteville, AR 72701

This project is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, and the Arkansas Historical Association. This institute is made possible, in part, by grants from the University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Public Service; Arkansas Humanities Council; Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Walton Family Foundation; and the Arkansas Historical Association.